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Coffey looks certain to stand again for Labour

Thu 6 Oct 2016 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback View at NDHA

Gay ex-TV presenter and now Rotorua bar owner Tamati Coffey looks certain to be selected as the Labour party's candidate for the Waiariki electorate. Coffey's was the only name put forward when nominations closed last night. Coffey will be going up against Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell who took the seat by a comfortable majority at the last election when Coffey also stood for Labour. Waiariki is currently the Maori Party's only electorate seat so a Coffee victory would be catastrophic for that party, although it is said to be working hard to sign up a new team of high-profile candidates in advance of the 2018 election.    

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Thursday, 6th October 2016 - 8:14pm

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